Endangered Homes

Saylor House, Circa 1800, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, May 29th, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

In 2007, planning for a new business park began in Hagerstown. The 29-acre parcel slated for development stands along Jefferson Boulevard, east of Eastern Boulevard from where Diamond Drive and …

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Save the Saylor!

Posted on: Monday, March 7th, 2016 @ 4:42 pm

  Near the Antietam Creek just east of the newly developed Hagerstown Light Business Park, in the new Kiwanis Park, a circa 1800 stone house stands off the beaten-path, unused, …

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A Effort to Save History; BKG still endangered. Update Summer 2015.

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 9:29 am

Why can’t history and progress cohabitate peacefully? The Brumbaugh-Kendle-Grove (BKG) Farmstead sits across the road from Hagerstown Airport on land acquired to expand the runway in 1999.  The farm was …

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115 – David’s Friendship, 1780, south of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

The stone house sits well back from Downsville Pike down a curved gravel lane, beyond a metal farm gate and surrounded by corn fields and pasture. A new exit from …

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Locust Grove School, Rohrersville, MD

Posted on: Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING: Help Save an Endangered Schoolhouse in Washington County! Can you provide a good home to a charming one-room brick schoolhouse? The Locust Grove School in Rohrersville cannot …

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The Hagerstown Almshouse, 1799, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Saturday, August 9th, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

The latest: In 2010 the Washington County Historical Trust nominated the historic Hagerstown Alms House to Preservation Maryland’s 10 most endangered properties.  As a result of the nomination, the City …

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Mt. Pleasant, Sharpsburg, MD

Posted on: Friday, August 8th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant

Some historic properties are vacant and unused; others are owned by people who may not realize or appreciate their historic value.  Regardless of the reasons, many historic properties are in …

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Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead, circa 1875, north of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead

In 2013, the Brumbaugh Kendle Grove Farmstead was nominated by Preservation Maryland as the #1 most endangered property in Maryland. Since this nomination, Washington County formed a committee from numerous …

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